Optimistic outlook linked to greater, even “exceptional,” longevity

person looking at a bright sunset

Laura Kubzansky and her colleagues have published a paper in PNAS that has furthered previous research on the link between optimism and better health to now find a relationship between optimism and greater longevity (up to 15% longer, on average) including increased odds of living to 85 years old or beyond. The findings have received much attention in the press…

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Psychology Today




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